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Gastric Ulcers in Horses

The horse in its natural environment should spend up to 16 hours per day feeding in a herd, with the occasional need to move at high speed to evade predators. In this state the horse’s naturally acidic stomach contents are buffered by saliva produced in response to regular eating. What causes gastric ulcers? There are…


Feeding Cats

Like all animals, your cat needs a diet that’s properly balanced and contains all the required nutrients in correct quantities. These nutrients are water, protein, fats and oils, carbohydrate, minerals and vitamins. Any manufactured pet food should provide your cat with this basic nutritional balance. The choice of serving canned or dry, or a mixture…


Tips To Avoid Laminitis

1. Ensure your horse is a healthy weight as obese horses are at greater risk of developing the disease. 2. Limit the soluble sugars your horse consumes: molasses, cereals and lush grass can all be high in either sugar or starch. 3. Restrict grazing by either strip grazing your pasture or placing a grazing muzzle…


Some Chicken Facts

A common misconception; hens do not need a cockeral to lay an egg, only to fertilise one. A chicken is called a pullet until it is a year old; when they reach a year old they become hens. Pullets start laying eggs at about six months old. Chickens live approximately eight to ten years depending…


Poisons and Toxins for Chickens

Most  poultry  will  avoid  eating  poisonous  plants  due  to  their  bitter  taste  but  chickens are  at  risk  from  laburnum  seeds,  potato  sprouts,  black  nightshade,  henbane,  most irises,  privet,  rhubarb  leaves,  rhododendron, oleander,  yew,  castor  bean,  sweet  pea, rapeseed, corn  cockle,  clematis,  common  St. John’s Wort, meadow  buttercup, vetch, ragwort and  some fungi. Blue-green algae  is …


Pet Food Ingredients

A Comprehensive list of ingredients that are used in the pet food industry. Animal Fat Animal fats are a mixture of fats rendered from different animals. The source of these are diverse and include restaurant grease and factory by-products. The mixture of different animals makes it hard to avoid particular ingredients if your pet has an…


Feeding Your Rabbit

Rabbits require high levels of fibre in there diet for efficient gut movement and to encourage chewing to keep their continually growing teeth trim. Feeding good quality hay alongside a prepared pet food is always advised. Listed below are a few top tips on feeding your rabbit Ensure your rabbit has plenty of hay– it…


Feeding Your Horse

Horses are trickle feeding herbivores that have evolved  to  consume  a  diet  rich  in  structural carbohydrates  (fibre),  but  low  in  soluble polysaccharides (starch). Fibre sources such as hay, haylage and grass are vital for a healthy digestive system and should always form the majority of the diet. Fibre also provides the horse with excellent levels…


Feeding Chickens

Your chickens will need properly formulated chicken feed that is the correct type for their age, for growth, sustenance and to produce eggs if they are hens of egg laying age. Hens can also suppliment their diet with what they can forage. Bugs, insects and worms are all valuable sources of protein, not forgetting a…


Changing Your Pets Diet

GUIDELINES ON CHANGING YOUR PETS DIET When you change your pets food remember this needs to be a gradual process and should be done over a period of 7 to 10 days to minimise the chances of upset stomachs leading to diarrhoea,vomiting, constipation etc. •For the first three days mix 25% of the new diet…